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CineGear ON AIR Presents: 
A panel discussion with top members of the American Society of Cinematographers. The informal discussion and audience Q&A will be moderated by Paul Maibaum, ASC, known for his work on “Sons of Anarchy”, Santa Clarita Diet” “Baby Daddy”, and “Station 19”. 
Dialogue with ASC Cinematographers - July 22, 11 a.m., PDT

Join master cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub ASC as he leads this workshop from 2017’s Camerimage festival and explores lighting for HDR. Karl Walter lights an apartment set for three different times of day and shares how he approaches the increased possibilities of higher dynamic range. This course is presented in HDR for compatible displays.

In this ARRI Academy masterclass from Camerimage 2018, James Laxton ASC discusses his approach to cinematography and how large-format cameras have helped him to discover a new level of emotional connectivity. James also talks about his experiences shooting on the ARRI ALEXA 65 camera and Signature Primes lenses.

In the Illumination Tour Workshop, Shane Hurlbut ASC shares his process of preparing for a shoot as Director of Photography. Topics include lighting for characters, blocking shots, and most importantly, the why behind the how. Shane uses the most challenging examples from his feature films to demonstrate his points, but these are techniques that anyone can apply to projects of any size.

A minute doesn't seem very long, but it's more than enough time to tell a story and impress someone with your storytelling techniques. No Film School presents their lesson on how to write and direct an excellent 60-second short.

There are Ivy League university courses you can take online right now for free! 450 free classes, across multiple online class platforms, are offered in the following categories: Art & Design, Business, Computer Science, Data Science, Humanities, Health & Medicine, Engineering, Education & Teaching and Personal Development.

No Film School

Everything You Need to Know About Recording Production Sound for Film
Sound & Music

Here's How to Calculate the Cost of Shooting Any Video Format  
Calculating the per-minute cost of shooting any video format in three easy steps.

Show me a filmmaker and I'll show you a person who has lost precious footage due to poor archiving.
Try the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy to Protect All of Your Footage

Shooting car scenes at night without much budget
How We Shot Car Scenes at Night on a Micro-Budget for 'DriverX'

If you want to shoot better slow motion footage, you might want to consider these dos and don'ts.
5 Things You Should and Shouldn't Do When Shooting Slow Motion

A true hero spent the day recording the destruction of fruit and vegetables so that you don't have to.
Download These Free High-Quality Sound FX (or Learn How to Make Them Yourself)

Just Mercy is an inspirational story that tackles issues surrounding systemic racism, and now you can watch it for free through the month of June.
Just Mercy

Wanna Shoot Like Spielberg? Check Out This Oner from 'Raiders'
Learn camera and dolly movement from one of the best filmmakers of all time

Filmmaking Resources Deal for Charity
Educational bundles to benefit Make-A-Wish, Orbis, and Mercy Ships

Unreal Fest Online - 1 day Free Education opportunities - July 14
Virtual Event

Introducing Ritual Music
Music Licensing Platform (w/annual fee)

Sundance Collab

Online learning experiences for creators seeking to take their craft to the next level.
Sundance Master Classes

Apple Podcasts

The Team Deakins podcast is an ongoing conversation between acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and James Deakins, his collaborator, about cinematography, the film business and whatever other questions are submitted.

‚ÄéTeam Deakins on Apple Podcasts

Film Festivals

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 is Virtual and Free.
Get ready for Comic-Con@Home in your pajamas.


How to Navigate the Festival Circuit During a Pandemic
Navigating festivals during COVID-19



Weekly Screenplay Read & Critique with David Raines - Sundays 4pm
Online workshop - signup

Federal and state law enforcement are asking questions about Zoom's security and privacy policies, as millions flock to the videoconferencing service for meetings, classes and social gatherings.
A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning

No Film School

Drop these gunshot sound effects into any action scene.
KA-POW! Download 286 Gun Sound Effects Absolutely Free 

A true hero spent the day recording the destruction of fruit and vegetables so that you don't have to.
Download These Free High-Quality Sound FX (or Learn How to Make Them Yourself


Green Screen Tips
101 Green Screen Tips in 15 Minutes


This New Affordable Wide Angle Lens has 8K Full-Frame Covered
Irix 15mm

Tamron's New Lens is an All-in-One Zoom for Filmmakers
28-200mm zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount

News You Can Use

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More Resources

American Society of Cinematographers

Anamorphic Format

A Brief History of Light

Canva - Prop Support - a freemium business model. Use it for free, but you need to upgrade to the premium version to unlock more features.

Cinematography Mailing List

No Film

The Filmmaker's Blog

How to think like a Cinematographer - Bernie Mitchell

Local Resources

Flat Rentals - Chris Speed: Set Decorator/Art Department - 619-888-1134

Production Support

GFC Production Rentals
Cliff Lawrence
7915 Silverton Avenue Suite 308
San Diego, CA, 92126
Phone: 858-481-6002

Pro Camp Audio Handouts

Shotgun mics / Recorders / Wireless Systems / Lavs

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